Cross Creeks National Wildlife Refuge

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Cross Creeks National Wildlife Refuge
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Map showing the location of Cross Creeks National Wildlife Refuge
Map showing the location of Cross Creeks National Wildlife Refuge
Map of the United States
LocationStewart County, Tennessee, United States
Nearest cityDover, Tennessee
Coordinates36°28′00″N 87°44′00″W / 36.46667°N 87.73333°W / 36.46667; -87.73333Coordinates: 36°28′00″N 87°44′00″W / 36.46667°N 87.73333°W / 36.46667; -87.73333
Area8,862 acres (35.86 km2)
Established1962
Governing bodyU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
WebsiteCross Creeks National Wildlife Refuge

Cross Creeks National Wildlife Refuge is a part of the U.S. system of National Wildlife Refuges located along the Lake Barkley impoundment of the Cumberland River in Stewart County, Tennessee near Dover, covering 8,862 acres (35.86 km2). It provides habitat for a wide variety of waterfowl and aquatic plant life in what is a largely wetlands environment. Cross Creeks is the only National Wildlife Refuge located entirely in Middle Tennessee as of 2006.

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 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.